MPLS Teaching Awards
MPLS Teaching Awards 2023
The annual MPLS Divisional Teaching Awards celebrate success and recognise and reward excellence in innovative teaching. These awards are open to anyone who teaches as part of their role within the MPLS Division, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and learning support staff.
The Teaching Award Scheme is administered by the MPLS Divisional Office and awards are made on merit by a cross-departmental panel chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Education). This year our award winners will be announced and celebrated towards the end of Trinity Term.
Nominations are now open and you can nominate yourself or a colleague. Nominations can be made by academics, staff and students. Once all nominations have been submitted to the Divisional Office, departments shortlist up to five to go forward to a divisional panel who select the overall winners.
The deadline for submitting departmental shortlists to the MPLS Divisional Office is 30 April 2023.
There are between 5-10 individual awards available, for:
- Innovation in teaching; and/or
- Leadership in teaching.
These carry a financial award of £1,000 per awardee (minus taxes).
How to nominate
To make a nomination in either category, please complete a nomination form at:
Any supporting evidence can be sent to email@example.com
Some past nominations have been disadvantaged by a lack of detail included, so please offer as much detail as you can to support your nomination.
The awards have been running in their current format since 2012. The winners of the awards since 2012 are listed below. Winners of teaching awards from the years before 2012 can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Dean Sheppard, Department of Chemistry
Dr Stuart Robinson, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor Jeroen Bergmann, Department of Engineering Sciences
Dr Christopher Patrick, Department of Materials
Professor Melanie Rupflin, Mathematical Institute
Dr Maria Christodoulou, Department of Statistics
Dr Ellie Bath, Department of Biology
Mr Martin Hurajt, Department of Biology
Anna Bidgood, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor Sam Cohen, Mathematical Institute
Professor Fabian Essler, Department of Physics
Dr Ian Griffiths and Professor Frances Kirwan, Mathematical Institute
Mareli Grady, Mathematical Institute
Professor Patrick Rebeschini, Department of Statistics
Dr Lindsay Ann Turnbull, Department of Plant Sciences
Professor Ruth Baker, Mathematical Institute
Professor Simon Benjamin, Department of Materials
Professor Helen Byrne, Mathematical Institute
Professor Xenia de la Ossa, Mathematical Institute
Professor Andre Lukas, Department of Physics
Professor Sarah Waters, Mathematical Institute
Professor Byron Byrne, Department of Engineering Sciences
Professor Dan Ciubotaru, Mathematical Institute
Professor Steven Balbus, Department of Physics
Professor Peter Darrah, Department of Plant Sciences
Professor Claire Vallance, Department of Chemistry
Project Award: Dr David Johnson, OERC
Dr Vicky Neale, Mathematical Institute
Mr Eric Peasley, Department of Engineering Science
Professor Caroline Terquem, Department of Physics
Dr Helen Johnson, Department of Earth Sciences
Dr Jonathan Burton, Department of Chemistry
Project Award: Dr Christopher Palmer, Department of Physics
Special Category Award (Innovative Use of IT in Teaching Award): Ms Belinda Hughes, Department of Engineering Science
Dr Steve Sheard, Department of Engineering Science
Dr Andrew Ker, Department of Computer Science
Dr Cath Wilkins, Mathematical Institute
Professor Fabian Essler, Department of Physics
Professor Owen Lewis, Department of Zoology
Project Award: Dr Janet Dyson and Dr Richard Earl, Mathematical Institute
Special Category Award (Oxford Sparks Public Engagement Award): Dr Joanna Barstow, Department of Physics
Dr Nicholas Green, Department of Chemistry
Professor Elspeth Garman, Department of Biochemistry
Professor Steve Simon, Department of Physics
Professor Brian Follett, Department of Zoology
Project Award: Mr Rok Sekirnik, Department of Chemistry
Special Category Award: Dr Greg Gyurko, Mathematical Institute
Professor Luis Fernando Alday, Mathematical Institute
Professor Philip Maini, Mathematical Institute
Dr Christina Goldschmidt, Department of Statistics
Dr Richard Palin, Department of Earth Sciences
Project Award: Dr Martin Griffiths, Mathematical Institute
Special Category Award: Alan Howe, Department of Chemistry
Dr Kathryn Gillow, Mathematical Institute
Professor Jon Chapman, Mathematical Institute
Tom Close, Mathematical Institute
Jamie Frost, Department of Computer Science
If you have any questions on the Teaching Award Scheme, please email us.